The Society For International Affairs

The Society for International Affairs is a student society in Trinity College Dublin. We aim to give students with an interest in international affairs and diplomacy an opportunity to explore these interests. We strive to create a forum where students can learn from experts in these fields including ambassadors, journalists and human-rights lawyers. SOFIA tries to cover every aspect of international affairs from a variety of perspectives in order to provide our members with a balanced and informative picture of the most pressing issues facing the global community today.

Politalk Podcast

Politalk is a joint podcast venture between SOFIA and The Colloquium, Trinity’s politics publication. At its heart, Politalk is a podcast that strives to shed some analytical light on the top political stories from all the corners and continents of the world.

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Upcoming Events

The results are in!🗳Our first in-person event (in more than a year🥲) will be on Wednesday 15th September from 1-2pm, meeting at the campanile. As we didn’t want to force any of yous to pay for an overpriced, mediocre coffee in a cafe near campus, our first chat-uccino’s will be a bring your own drink event!☕️🫖🧃Our lovely PRO might also be providing a few snacks😉

Chat-uccino’s is a great way to learn more about SOFIA and meet the committee (we promise we don’t bite!😌) - So please do swing on by if you’re free!🥰

About Our Events

We regularly host speakers who talk on all aspects of foreign affairs and diplomacy. Members have the opportunity to engage with these guests and are always encouraged to ask questions. Previous speakers include Samantha Power and the United States Chargé d'Affaires. The highlight of our year is the annual Ambassadors Ball, which provides members the opportunity to talk all things international relations over dinner with 30+ diplomats.

SOFIA also hosts Model United Nations (MUN) workshops at least twice a month and sends its members to MUN conferences across Europe. MUNs simulate United Nations committees with participants role playing the representatives of different countries. Every participant or 'delegate' is tasked with pursuing the interests of the country they are representing.

Any current student of Trinity College Dublin can attend our events and purchase membership at the door. Membership entitles you to access to all of our regular weekly events for the duration of the academic year. Follow our social media channels for the most up to date information on events.


Past SOFIA Events

Video Archive

Whenever possible, SOFIA records guest speakers and uploads a highlights video to our YouTube Channel. For photos from our events see our Facebook page.